The final week of the Super 8s is set to rear its head; perhaps a more important one than usual as clubs have to ask, is this where everything changes?!
Only the games can answer the countless questions the final round poses, find out who will come out on top here!
Salford Red Devils Vs St Helens
Greater Manchester for the first match of the final round between Salford Red Devils and St Helens.
Salford have made one change to their squad as George Griffin is absent, with youngster Daniel Murray coming in.
The Saints meanwhile are unchanged from their comprehensive win over Huddersfield as their date with destiny approaches.
Some would class them as favourites for a top four finish, going by their superior points’ difference to arch-rivals Wigan as well as, arguably, an easier clash.
After all, they face a Salford side whose form isn’t too great but make no mistake, they will want to finish their campaign at home on a high.
They certainly have the personnel to do so; Gareth O’Brien with his speed and kicking game as well as Robert Lui and his sheer power and tenacity when going forward.
But both half-backs must develop a flow with their forward pack, who are more than capable.
Ben Murdoch-Masila will be a handful once again but as will Craig Kopczak, Weller Hauraki and Ryan Lannon to name a few.
But to counter such a pack, the Saints of course possess Alex Walmsley, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Luke Douglas and the returning Kyle Amor.
All of whom should lay down the platform for the attackers in Ben Barba, Jonny Lomax and Theo Fages to exploit and in turn, provide an interesting clash in the forward with Salford.
That’s where the battle will be won and going by their experience together, desperation and superior confidence, the Saints will remain favourites and should bag the win.
They can expect large periods of resistance from Salford but will eventually wear them down, especially around the ruck too; it’s only a matter of when?!